Get Active This Summer
The first-ever Get Active Wandsworth festival kicks off on July 9
Matthew Wells, Olympic medal winner and part of the Great Britain rowing team, will be the event’s ambassador.
The Get Active Wandsworth festival, which runs until July 28, aims to get the whole borough moving regardless of age or ability. Activities including dance, football, a wide range of different sports, yoga and walking. Highlights include the Get Active Day at Battersea Park Millennium Arena July 24 and a DC Leisure Centres open weekend.
Putney resident, Matthew Wells, who won bronze in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is passionate about sport in the borough. He wants to encourage families to enjoy the benefits of doing activities together.
“The Get Active Wandsworth festival is a great way for all the family to get healthy and get active. It’s these sort of events that bring the community together, and I can’t wait to see some of the activities in action”.
Matthew finished in fifth place in the men’s doubles at the 2003 World Championships, won bronze in the men’s doubles at the 2006 World Championships and picked up a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the men’s double scull.
The Get Active Festival is the brainchild of the Wandsworth Community Sport and Physical Activity Network, also known as Active Wandsworth.
June 30, 2010